Gender and Health

Taking into account both the differences and the inequalities between men and women in program planning, implementation, and assessment is vitally important to USAID programming. The roles and activities of men and women affect who does what in carrying out an activity, and who benefits.

Courses

Source - © 2012 Paolo Pangui/HORIZON JEUNE/Cameroon Youth Network, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - Adolescents show solidarity in the fight against female genital cutting in Foumbot, a small rural community in the West region of Cameroon.
A violation of women's fundamental human rights, the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) endangers the physical, psychological, reproductive, and sexual health of women. This course...
A counselor talks with the mother of a new born about breastfeeding, infant health, and child nutrition practices at District Hospital of Chhindwara in the District of Madhya Pradesh, India. © 2013 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
The course will assist USAID field-based health officers, foreign service nationals, and U.S. government partners to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in health systems strengthening...
Gender norms influence people's access to and use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and programming. Health professionals need to understand the relationship between gender and SRH to...
Source: Wayne Hoover. Description: A mother consults with health workers in Tanzania.
Many different programs and organizations address gender inequalities, or gender-related health and development issues. In many cases, evidence is lacking to assess which programs are effective...